Title: The Dark Room Author: Sam Blake Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Corvus Publication Date: 7th January 2021 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Hare's Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery… Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to … Continue reading The Dark Room by Sam Blake – Blog Tour Review
Title: The Last Thing to Burn Author: Will Dean Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Fiction Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 7th January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: He is her husband. She is his captive. Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. … Continue reading The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean – Book Review
Hello! So, today I was originally going to review The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry which looks and sounds just brilliant - however my copy is currently somewhere in the postal system, which is coping with unavoidable delays at the moment due to the pandemic. However, the lovely publishers have agreed to let me … Continue reading The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry – Blog Tour – Giveaway!
Title: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House Author: Cherie Jones Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: Tinder Press Publication Date: 21st January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers. For Wilma, … Continue reading How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones – Book Review
Title: The Burning Girls Author: C.J. Tudor Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Penguin Michael Joseph Publication Date: 21st January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: 500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without traceTwo months ago: the vicar committed suicide Welcome to Chapel Croft. For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter … Continue reading The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor – Book Review
This year has been, as I'm sure you are well aware, pretty horrendous. I can't believe how much life has changed from normal and it has been extremely difficult for everyone. I suffer from chronic pelvic pain and several other chronic illnesses and unfortunately stress and anxiety (which is something of a second nature to … Continue reading My Favourite Books of 2020!
Title: The Prophets Author: Robert Jones Jr. Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Riverrun, Quercus Publication Date: 5th January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: The Halifax plantation is known as Empty by the slaves who work it under the pitiless gaze of its overseers and its owner, Massa Paul. Two young enslaved men, Samuel and Isaiah dwell … Continue reading The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. – Book Review
Title: There's No Such Thing As An Easy Job Author: Kikuko Tsumura Translator: Polly Barton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury UK Publication Date: 26th November 2020 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: A woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that requires no reading, no writing - and ideally, very little thinking. She is sent … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As An Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura – Book Review
Title: The Searcher Author: Tana French Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Viking, Penguin Publication Date: 5th November 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life … Continue reading The Searcher by Tana French – Book Review
Title: Play The Red Queen Author: Juris Jurjevics (published posthumously) Genre: Suspense/Crime/Historical Fiction Publisher: No Exit Press Publication Date: 12th November 2020 (paperback) Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Vietnam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the … Continue reading Play The Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics – Blog Tour Review